09/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York Lawmakers "Double Dipping": Take Pensions On Top Of Salary Pay

ALBANY -- When Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg retired last year, there were no sendoffs, no cakes and no serenades.

In fact, no one even knew he had left the Capitol, because he never did. Mr. Weisenberg, 75, a Long Island Democrat, "retired" last year but continued to work as a lawmaker and remained on the payroll. As a result, he earns $101,500 in salary and collects a pension of about $72,000, according to the comptroller's office.

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